Transformers, Robots in Disguise

If you’re an old fart like me and actually grew up in the ’80s, you might remember a popular cartoon about a bunch of robots that ran around shooting each other, then changing into a big semi truck or jet plane and zooming off, all the while promoting the good-wins-over-evil mantra.

The Transformers was one of my favorite cartoons back then and I watched it religiously. I recently acquired many of the episodes on VHS (they’re these long, black cartridges that people used to watch movies on, back in the day) and the local video store carries the Transformers movie if I really want a dose of the old days.

Well, now it looks like Dreamworks, the Steven Spielberg studio, is going to release a live-action version, slated for a summer 2006 release. If it were anyone else, I’d wonder about the outcome, but with Spielberg behind this, it sounds like something I’ll go see, if only to relieve a moment of my youth on the big screen.

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